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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 • Posted August 28, 2014
I'm not known for long term commitments. The longest I have been in a relationship is nine and a half years. The longest I've had a dog is seven and a half years. And, prior to this job, the longest I stayed with one profession was ten years. On September 1st, I will begin my 14th year with the Mason County News.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 • Posted August 20, 2014
Gerry, After reading the MC News August 6th article about Willow Creek Cafe, I wanted to expand its more recent history. James and Cindy Morris moved to Mason in 1995 and bought the Schmidt building from the Metzgers, who had operated a computer business there. The Morrises did renovations in January of 1996 and opened Willow Creek Cafe on Round Up weekend of that year to a brisk business.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 • Posted August 20, 2014
Dear Editor: How many cats are too many? While looking out my dining room window, I can frequently count upwards of 25 different cats. And that’s from my dining room window alone. Although I genuinely like cats and as a kid had several of them as pets, I feel that 20+ unvaccinated, feral cats are way too many for one city block, especially for a city block that’s just across the creek bed from the school playground. I’m told by municipal employees as well as other residents that the cit ...
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 • Posted August 20, 2014
In the past week, we have heard of the tragic suicide of the incomparable Robin Williams and of the death of Hollywood legend Lauren Bacall. We think fondly of their triumphs on the silver screen, and the news of their passings fill traditional and social media, obscuring other world happenings. Both of these Hollywood giants were greatly involved in the USO tours of their day.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 • Posted August 20, 2014
Dear Gerry, I have been a weekend resident of Masollan for 18 years and have hopes of retiring here someday. But lately my husband has mentioned that he no longer wants to retire here because of the poor condition of Mas-o-llan Road. He says he cannot imagine driving the road on a daily basis and now refuses to come out in his good truck.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 • Posted August 20, 2014
Dear Editor: My wife and I attended the 11 August City Council meeting and heard Tom Tannehill state his reasons for resigning from the Administrative Judge position. He and I had spoken prior to the meeting so I had heard his rationale leading to his resignation. I had also seen the statistics he had gathered.
, Editor
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 • Posted August 20, 2014 • Photos
Seven and a half years ago, Theresa Walker called to tell me that the puppy she had promised to me would be brought to town by Brooks, and I could come by her office to pick one of the four. We put the four pups out on the grass in front of the office, and the potential owners all sat in a circle around them.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 13, 2014
Editor, thank you for printing George Eastiss letter in this week’s edition. At last, someone has read the the health care bill, and has defined it in a thorough, mature, and intelligent manner. Good work Geirge! Jim Hurlbut
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 13, 2014
Dear Editor: Are we here in Mason really serious about water conservation? My mother and I guess we’ll believe it when we see it. The July 16th issue of the Mason County News contained an article (p. 2) by John Palacio, City Administrator, outlining a critical water conservation plan to “protect the water levels for everyone.” In the plan each water customer is limited to “watering only once a week and only between the hours of 6:00 p.m.
, Editor
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Posted August 13, 2014
I've recently been watching the HBO series, "The Newsroom." It's a rather engaging show about a network news show that finally starts to find its conscience and begins reporting news rather than promoting set agendas and entertainment figures. There have been two seasons, and HBO has confirmed a third and final season will begin this fall. In the third episode, the anchor, Will McAvoy (ably played by Jeff Daniels) makes a direct statement to the viewing audience and tells them he is the final ...
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 • Posted August 6, 2014
Dear Joe, We hope that it’s okay to address you by your first name, as, after reading your editorial, you must feel that you know us so well (the “GOPtea” that is). It’s hard to know where to start to disassemble such disjointed misinformation, but we will endeavor to do so. Joe, what happened to the “civility” that was supposed to be the hallmark of the current administration?
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 • Posted August 6, 2014
Dear Editor, Let me respond, please, to the July 30, 2014, diatribe against those who oppose President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The writer states that he read the actual law. I congratulate him, but believe he may have wasted his time reading the law passed by Congress. Let’s talk about those who didn’t read the law—most of the Democrat Congress that passed the law, for starters, if we can believe the news reports from that time.
, Editor
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 • Posted August 6, 2014
When any publication begins, the first thing it does it to seek out advertisers. Advertising pays the bills, keeps the lights on and dictates how big a publication will be in number of pages. But then, that publication has to begin adding subscribers. There will be sales at vending machines and convenience stores; but, subscribers are the constant element that allows a publication to tell advertisers how many people, consistently, they are reaching with each edition of the publication. In the ...
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 • Posted July 30, 2014
Sadism, as a Political Strategy When Obamacare was being debated, I went on one of my Research Frenzies. I read everything. Delved into Romneycare, the Healthcare Systems of Canada, Britain and France, Hillarycare, the Heritage Plan(circa:1989-91), whence both Romneycare and Obamacare spring...as well as the long and sordid history of Healthcare in America....
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 • Posted July 30, 2014
Dear Mason Puncher Fans, 2014 football season is almost upon us! Two-A-Days start soon, back-to-school items are being advertised on TV, and the Mason Punchers have a new, improved tunnel for the players to run through. As the last playoff game of 2013 proved, neither snow, nor sleet, nor hail deters the tunnel crew from showing their school spirit.